Accessorize your look this winter with one of designer Irina MacPhee’s handbags ($85-$275). Handcrafted in Massachusetts and sold exclusively at Pastiche of Cape Cod in West Barnstable, these unique, sophisticated-yet-fun handbags are made from repurposed designer fabrics and materials, and come in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns perfect for every occasion. Visit Pastiche of Cape Cod to see Sissy MacPhee’s complete collection, including belts and scarves. pasticheofcapecod.com
Down Right Festive
Perfect for the holidays, these festive pillows feature artistically rendered seasonal designs printed on antique linen. Filled with soft down, the 20” by 20” pillows are edged with rope cording and have hidden zippers in the back. Great for your own Cape or Island home, or as a gift to someone special. $100. Entirely designed, printed, and made in the U.S. by Oxbow Decor. oxbowdecor.com
Liza-Jayne’s nature-inspired jewelry collection, Beyond the Sea, is composed almost entirely of unique shells owner Liza Lentini finds from around the world. Born and raised in Braintree, Lentini casts her beach treasures in sterling silver or gold vermeil, creating what she calls a “beautiful wearable travelogue.” Her collection is sold exclusively on the Cape at Shining Sea Boutique, located at 143 Main Street in Falmouth. Her complete collection is also available on her website, liza-jayne.com
Cool and Green
Upholding its commitment to eco-friendly products, ‘g’ Green Design Center’s polka dot cork coasters and trivets by Dinner-Ware are friendly to the environment. These fun, colorful items (perfect for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers) can be used as drink coasters, serving mats, and even decorative home accents. They’re washable, heat resistant, and lightweight. Four coaster sets are $29.95 and trivets are available for $19.95 at ‘g’ Green Design Center in Mashpee Commons. ggreendesign.com
A Pearl of a Creation
Aw shucks! A Wicked Good Oyster Opener owner Larry Schneider and his wife, Sherry, invented this stainless-steel oyster shucker ($175 or $215 if mounted to a cutting board for safety.) It’s fast, easy to use, dishwasher safe, and best of all, opens oysters horizontally so that the salty brine stays in the shell. It’s perfect for oyster lovers everywhere, as well as restaurants and seafood markets. Log on to awshucksoysteropener.com for a video demonstration.
Mother Nature’s Cutting Board
Give the gift of durability this holiday season with a sleek 18” by 6” bamboo cutting board ($25) from ‘g’ Green Design Center. It offers several advantages over traditional wooden and plastic cutting boards: bamboo is a sustainable, non-porous resource, and it’s significantly less likely to warp or carry bacteria. Not only is it a durable tool for your kitchen, but it’s healthier for you and the environment! Find this and other ecofriendly kitchenware at ‘g’ Green Design Center in Mashpee Commons. ggreendesign.com
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